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As NASA marks the latest milestone in the ongoing testing of the James Webb Space Telescope, agency officials are downplaying any additional delay to the troubled mission caused by the recent government shutdown. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:18-10-2018
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     Current job:Visiting Researcher at the Royal Observatory of Belgium
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, ,
     Keywordsprogramming language=python,C++ interested in instrumentation (currently doing experimental setup for the MAJIS instrument for JUICE )
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    Work Experience:

    • Internship (May 2018-August 2018): Did my internship at Advanced Mechanical and Optical Systems (AMOS), Liege, Belgium, on making a comprehensive database of professional ground-based optical telescopes. I was responsible for identifying telescopes that need refurbishment based on the technical specifications.

    • 2015-2017: Taught as a Science Teacher (physics, chemistry and mathematics) in middle school in St. Joseph’s Convent, Chandannagar, West Bengal, India.

     

    Education:

    2017-2018: M.Sc. in Space Studies at the International Space University (ISU), Strasbourg, France:

    • Team Project: Integrated Systems of Telecommunications: I was a part of the research team for ‘Deep Space Network Communications’. I researched and wrote on this topic for the report and I was the main presenter on this section on the presentation team.

    • Hydra Project (October 2017-July 2018): I performed silver coating of the hardware. The experiments are currently in the International Space Station.

    • Moon Village Association: Volunteered for the Moon Village Workshop held at the International Space University (19th -21st November, 2017) and proposed ideas for the moon village concept.

    • Thesis: Shock Tube: My Individual Project involved the support, calibration and documentation of the tube and making it ready for performing further experiments. It helped me gain instrumentation skills.

    2013-2015: Completed 1.5 years M.Sc. in Physics from the West Bengal State University, West Bengal, India.

    2012-2013: Diploma in Human Rights, Jadavpur University, West Bengal, India.

    2009-2012: Bachelors in Science with a Physics Major and specialization in Astrophysics. I earned a first class with distinction (70.67%) in my degree course, Fergusson College, Pune University, India:

    • Thesis: Application of Virtual Observatory Tools: Studied Photometry and Image Reduction and Analysis Facility (IRAF) during this time at the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), India.

    • Radio Astronomy Winter School (December 26th 2011 –January 2nd 2012): Learned to make a Radio Telescope using available resources, visited Girawali Observatory and GMRT (Giant Meter-Wave Radio Telescope). Learnt how data is received, retrieved and converted for further study at IUCAA in collaboration with National Centre for Radio Astronomy (NCRA), India. Presented a poster along with my team on “Gravitational Waves”.

    • 34th Refresher Course on Experimental Physics (Dec 2nd 2011-December 17th 2011): Performed experiments and the learned to use MATLAB. • Summer Internship on Tensors and General Relativity (May-June 2011): Studied about Tensors and the mathematical methods and introduction to general relativity.

    • Frontiers in Physics (7th and 8th February, 2011): Attended a series of lectures by Professors from different background of basic Sciences.

     

    Computer Literacy and Languages:

    1. Languages: English (fluent), French (A2), Hindi, Bengali, Marathi.

    2. Operating System: Windows, Linux, iOS.

    3. Programming Languages: C++, Python, and MATLAB.


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